Dark Matter Zine’s goal is to engage with creativity, culture, literature and publishing. Contributors express their loves and rants, promoting awareness of content (books, films etc) and creators.
Dark Matter Zine was shortlisted for a Ditmar Award in 2014 and Nalini Haynes, Dark Matter Zine‘s managing editor, received a Chronos Award for Best Fan Writer in 2013 for her work on Dark Matter Zine.
Regular contributors to Dark Matter Zine express their love for many genres of fiction and nonfiction in their regular writing and reviewing. Guest bloggers usually work in the field in some way; they’re often published authors.
Dark Matter Zine began life in 2010 as an independent PDF fanzine – an informal magazine – exploring literature, TV, movies, art, life, the universe and everything. On 29 April 2012 this website was launched.
Since then Dark Matter Zine‘s focus has expanded to include all genres, fiction and non-fiction.
Dark Matter Zine is a fan publication funded out of my own pocket with some assistance from donations. Donations will be acknowledged in ‘thank you’ posts.
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Dark Matter Zine and Nalini Haynes as writer and artist have received the following honors:
- Shortlisted for the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Artist 2015
- Shortlisted for the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Artist 2014
- Shortlisted for the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Publication 2014
- Winner of the Chronos Award for Best Fan Writer 2013
- Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Fan Publication 2013
- Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Fan Artist 2012
- Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Fan Written Work 2012
- Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Fan Artwork 2012
- Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Fan Publication 2012
Dark Matter Zine features
- interviews in text, MP4 (video) and/or\MP3 (audio only)
- Book reviews
- Game reviews
- Merchandise reviews
- Theatre reviews
- TV & movie reviews
- guest blogs
- cosplay photos.
Frequently asked questions, such as ‘How do I get Dark Matter Zine to review my work of literary genius?’ and ‘Can I contribute a guest blog?’ will be answered on the upcoming FAQs page.
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Please use the contact form. If you’re a real person, feel free to DM me on social media or email me at editor (at) darkmatterzine (dot) com.
Snail mail should be sent to
Dark Matter Zine
PO Box 1262
Apologies but, due to the current internet pile on, DMZ has removed the contact form and has suspended comments on posts indefinitely.